Lara Tomlinson- Blog 4

Christina and Nonna have very different views on unmarried mothers. Nonna always tells Christina what a disgrace it is to bring up a child without a father as it is a part of their tradition and seen as unconventional. Christina, however, claims society’s perspective on unmarried mother has changed and the community is more open and accepting of unmarried mothers with children. Nonna argues that people, the Italian community, will talk foul of the family and they will get a bad reputation if they do not follow particular old-fashioned ways. When Christina had Josie Nonna told her that Christina would never get married to a respectable man. Christina rejects Nonna’s arguments claiming that widows can get married again and Nonna is merely jealous because she never made anything of her life after Nonno died.


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